Nabil Hafez

Nabil Hafez

Product Manager, General Neurology at Quest Diagnostics

Greater Boston Area

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Nabil Hafez's Summary

Currently responsible for a $70M+ product portfolio working on high impact and high incidence neurology diagnostic products at Quest Diagnostics.

Previously at GenomeQuest I conceptualized and led product management and market strategy on our clinical product through close interactions with clinical labs across the country.

I have spent over a decade working on solving problems in genomics, bioinformatics, and subsequently next generation sequencing technologies. Spending eight years at the Broad Institute managing a team working on the finishing of the Human Genome Project. I later transitioned to the Technology Development Group as next generation sequencing technology emerged and worked with NGS vendors’ products from their infancy and helped develop these early prototypes into genome center production scale platforms.

With that gained experience I founded Seqwise LLC a tech consulting firm that helped laboratories, institutes, start-ups, and pharmaceutical companies transition to NGS through technology, marketing, and strategy consulting as well as informatics services.

I hold an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, a MS in Bioinformatics from Brandeis University, and a BS in Biology from Binghamton University.

Nabil Hafez's Experience

Product Manager, General Neurology

Quest Diagnostics

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DGX; Hospital & Health Care industry

July 2013Present (1 year 4 months) Worcester, MA

● P&L responsibility for all Quest Neurology products, a $70M+ business with 150+ products.
● Responsible for strategic planning, upstream and downstream marketing, and commercialization – including business case and strategic rationale, market research, product launches, brand and price positioning, trade show strategy, and integrated marketing plan.
● Developed strategy and business case for future company-wide expansion into non-laboratory diagnostics.
● Created future molecular diagnostic strategy for Athena diagnostics in response to competitive pressures, internal company direction, and current market forces.
● Engaged with KOL’s on product concepts, physician education, webinar/speaker programs.
● Led initiative in a matrix environment to re-position and integrate the 50 person Athena Neurology commercial sales team into Quest with merged responsibility across product lines.
● Worked closely with Business Development on licensing, trademarks, and contracts.

Director, Healthcare Strategy & Commercialization

GenomeQuest Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Biotechnology industry

August 2012February 2013 (7 months) Westborough, MA

● Worked with CEO to create new strategy group to develop and capitalize on new business and growth opportunities and products in the healthcare sector.
● Conceived and generated plan for a new business opportunity that involved linking segregated data from physicians and clinical genetics labs to drive decision making within biomarker and translational groups at pharmaceutical companies.
● Conducted extensive due diligence with translational and biomarker leaders at major pharma and directors at clinical labs, and presented the plan to executives and the board of directors.
● Engaged in and managed partnerships to advance business case and create new product opportunities.

Clinical Product Manager

GenomeQuest Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Biotechnology industry

September 2011August 2012 (1 year) Greater Boston Area

● Product manager for GQ-Dx; GenomeQuest’s clinical diagnostic software product.
● Conceptualized and created GQ-Dx and worked closely with customers to guide development efforts and bring next generation sequencing (NGS) to the clinic.
● Led development team efforts and developed company market and product strategy in the clinical marketplace.
● Coordinated efforts with sales, marketing team, and communications firm to launch effective diagnostic focused marketing campaigns.

Senior Field Application Scientist

GenomeQuest Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Biotechnology industry

May 2011October 2011 (6 months)

● Worked closely with the sales team as the technical lead on customer engagements.
● Managed customer accounts, built relationships and provided support.

Co-Founder, Principal

SeqWise LLC

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Biotechnology industry

July 2008April 2011 (2 years 10 months)

● Co-founded a DNA sequencing technology consulting company with a team of molecular scientists to capitalize on an emerging market opportunity.
● Generated new business opportunities, managed engagements, wrote proposals, created presentations, and managed a network of consultants to address client needs.
● Prepared market assessment and strategy reports for clients.
● Informed, advised, and helped deploy new sequencing technologies at GlaxoSmithKline that increased throughput on drug development screening assays by a factor of 15.
● Conducted data and statistical analysis for the launch of a multi-million dollar start up (Raindance Technologies’) first product. .



Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AZN; Pharmaceuticals industry

December 2009December 2010 (1 year 1 month)

Developed an enterprise-wide web application to simplify the gathering, sharing, and analysis of competitive intelligence. The application collects public domain information from multiple curated data sources, integrates it, renders visualizations, and presents it in a consolidated and searchable view. This allows researchers and business development to piece together a picture of the competitive landscape and find unexploited areas for drug development or discover opportunities for in-licensing.

Bioinformatics Project Specialist

Broad Institute of MIT/Harvard

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Research industry

February 2006July 2009 (3 years 6 months)

● Collaborated with vendors and internal stakeholders on prototyping, development, and systems integration of cutting edge next generation DNA sequencing technologies and infrastructure.
● Worked on the first publicly released Illumina (Solexa) NGS sequencing instrument
● Developed tools to process and visualize complex sequencing data and performed statistical analyses on large data sets.
● Built a central database to document and track all laboratory experimental designs.
● Acquired and deployed software platform enabling hundreds of researchers to collaborate efficiently; providing project tracking and transparency in addition to saving hundreds of hours of work.

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Research industry

August 2004February 2006 (1 year 7 months)

● Led a team with five direct reports and four second-tier employees responsible for process development and production operations in support of the Mouse Genome Project.
● Conceived and implemented new processes and organizational structure; boosting monthly data output by a factor of 40.
● Created new relational database, software, metrics, and cost models to track all production information used by management and analysts to measure performance and reduce costs.


Broad Institute

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Research industry

February 2002August 2004 (2 years 7 months)

● Managed and trained a team of 7 data analysts responsible for analyzing and correcting sequencing data towards successful completion of the Human Genome Project.
● Completed the most difficult parts of a 13 year, 20 institution, $3B worldwide government funded scientific effort on time under a tight and very public deadline.

Data Analyst

Broad Institute

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Research industry

July 2001February 2002 (8 months)

Performed analysis of DNA sequence data. Doubled average Full Time Equivalent (FTE) output.

Nabil Hafez's Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Partnering

    CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • August 2013

    Next Generation Sequencing - Standardization of Clinical Testing Workgroup. For exemplary contributions to a framework for quality laboratory integration of genome sequencing technologies into healthcare delivery.

Nabil Hafez's Certifications

  • JMP Statistical Data Exploration

    • SAS
  • JMP ANOVA and Regression

    • SAS
  • JMP Design of Experiments

    • SAS
  • Matlab & Matlab Image Processing

    • Mathworks
  • Certified UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator

    • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Nabil Hafez's Skills & Expertise

  1. Genomics
  2. Product Management
  3. Strategic Planning
  4. DNA sequencing
  5. Bioinformatics
  6. Commercialization
  7. Strategy
  8. Biotechnology
  9. DNA
  10. Lifesciences
  11. Clinical Diagnostics
  12. Product Marketing
  13. Strategic Thinking
  14. Business Strategy
  15. Product Strategy
  16. Genetics
  17. Data Analysis
  18. Molecular Biology
  19. Start-ups
  20. Program Management
  21. Informatics
  22. Drug Discovery
  23. Computational Biology
  24. Personalized Medicine
  25. Market Analysis
  26. Project Management
  27. Assay Development
  28. Drug Development
  29. NGS
  30. Marketing Strategy
  31. Marketing
  32. Next Generation Sequencing
  33. Diagnostics
  34. Product Development
  35. Life Sciences
  36. Supervisory Skills
  37. MBA
  38. Technology Development
  39. Strategic Consulting
  40. Neurology
  41. Pediatric Neurology
  42. Molecular Diagnostics

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Nabil Hafez's Education

Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business

MBA, Marketing, Corporate Strategy


Brandeis University

MS, Bioinformatics


Binghamton University

BS, Biology, Computer Science


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